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  • Retirement Income Planning With Dividend-Growth Stocks

    by Doug Carey | Nov 05, 2013
    For many investors approaching retirement income planning for retirement has become extremely difficult, if not downright impossible. So many people had hoped to live off of income generated by relatively safe treasury bonds and high quality corporate bonds, but that strategy is out the window for most given where interest rates are today.
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  • Wal-Mart: A Solid Addition To Retirement Portfolios

    by Doug Carey | Oct 09, 2013
    When I look to add dividend paying stocks to my retirement portfolio I always look for companies that have a long history of paying dividends as well as a history of solid growth in those dividends. It's even better if the company has shown it can weather recessions by not cutting its dividend when the economy goes south.
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  • It's Time To Add Microsoft To Retirement Portfolios

    by Doug Carey | Sep 19, 2013
    When I look to add dividend paying stocks to my retirement portfolio I always look for companies that have a long history of paying dividends as well as a history of solid growth in those dividends. It's even better if the company has shown it can weather recessions by not cutting its dividend when the economy goes south.
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  • Life Expectancy And Your Retirement Plan

    by Doug Carey | Aug 28, 2013
    I spend a lot of time helping people understand how much money they will need to meet their retirement goals. Many people rack their brains and do lots of research trying to come up with assumptions for inflation, rates of return on investments, and many other items that go into a retirement plan. But too many of these same people only spend a few minutes thinking about their life expectancy. This is unfortunate because a person's life expectancy can be the biggest factor changing the outcome of a plan.
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  • What Exxon Can Do For Your Retirement Portfolio

    by Doug Carey | Jul 24, 2013
    When I look to add dividend paying stocks to my retirement portfolio I always look for companies that have a long history of paying dividends as well as a history of solid growth in those dividends. It's even better if the company has shown it can weather recessions by not cutting its dividend when the economy goes south.
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